I am not one for making “new year’s” resolutions….I kind of feel like if you want to change something you should just do it immediately and not wait for a new year to start. However, this year I did want to consciously make a change… in an effort to be conscious and present more….and be online a lot less….more specifically, Facebook. I notice that, while Facebook has a lot of good features, it also has many “time sucking” features. I found myself checking-in in the morning scrolling through my newsfeed…at times, things I saw would irritate me…or change my mood. Other times…. I just thought, gosh I’ve just wasted 30 minutes looking at recipes or stupid pet videos. I felt an imbalance…which started to affect my mood.I found myself thinking (and talking to Melissa about it too….) more often than not…”I need to ditch Facebook.” Continue reading
Hey yall! Have I seemed preoccupied? I have been in a writing funk for sure….It is normal I suppose after a consecutive 7 years of blogging…too go through slumps and periods of disinterest. I think that blogging has changed so much in the past 3 years. There is some really great content out there…and then there is also some folks just repeating what has been out there for a long time. I find myself in a bit of a quandary….do I take a break or do I muddle through? My mission is to share clever ideas—ideas that you couldn’t find somewhere else—unique projects and recipes—and I still love doing those things and sharing them. Lately it seems I haven’t had any really fun ideas to share….my mojo is low! It happens…and I know something will spark me again…and I will want to share. When I started blogging in 2010, it was before pinterest, smartphones, Facebook was young, no instagram….Now it seems there are so many sources to gather inspirations—blogs are so old school. Now when you blog…you have to be diligent about sharing it everywhere just to be heard. One blog post takes about 3 hours beginning to end…photos, story, editing, sharing….it is a lot more work than most people think. I still love it….I just don’t have much to share right now. I hate to publish a post and think to myself “that post is kind of lame…” that is a sucky feeling. I always want to be respectful of your time. If I don’t feel like something is worth reading than it should never be published. So if it seems a bit quiet over here…just know that I will be here when something is interesting and worth sharing. I don’t want to ever just “post to get a post out”. I hope you understand and stick with me;)
In the meantime, if you are looking for inspiration…start with this post that started this little blog….My favorite DIY Art piece.
Well…I made it! What a month I have had with Homearama!! It was such a joy to meet those of you that came out and introduced yourselves and told me what a fan you are of my little bitty blog. I feel so ready to get back into the writer’s seat and start creating again.
Whenever somebody asked me where I’m from…. I have a big long answer. We moved a few times growing up which gave me the opportunity to experience a few different towns while I was young along with a few different schools. It definitely builds character and it definitely shows you who your true friends are when they can keep up with you through every move. I have lived in Philadelphia where my parents were actually born and raised and where much of my family still lives and then we move to Pittsburgh for about 3 years. A little town outside of Pittsburgh called Uniontown. And then my dad was offered a job outside of Milwaukee and a little town called Brookfield where I spent the remainder of 7th and 8th grade along with high school until I moved to Dayton, Ohio where I went to college. So my family and I know a thing or two about moving and how to do it efficiently. Not to mention that since I’ve lived in Louisville and started my own family we have moved into 4 different homes. You get to be pretty efficient if you’ve done it a few times so I wanted to share with you some of my moving tips that have helped in the past.
My friends at CORT Furniture Rental wanted me to share with you some tips along with some really great ideas for furniture if you have a temporary move ahead of you. If you may be moving somewhere that is not permanent….maybe you’ll be in a new town for 6 months to a year….they would love you to consider to rent furniture instead of schlepping everything you own across country. Less schlepping=awesomesauce. Here are some of my moving tips that might help you out this summer if you’re planning a big move….Share your tips on this post to help others!!